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Monday, August 8, 2011

Sri Lanka raps Jaya for seeking leaders' trial!


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IANS / http://expressbuzz.com / Last Updated : 08 Aug 2011 10:44:40 PM IST.

NEW DELHI: A top Sri Lankan official has hit out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for demanding the trial of leaders in Colombo for alleged "war crimes".

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa also told Headlines Today that Sri Lankan would not devolve any more powers to the minorities in spite of the promises it made in the past.

"If they are interested in the welfare of (Tamil) people, it is useless calling for international investigation," Rajapaksa said in an interview in Colombo. "What does that bring to the people?"

The Tamil Nadu assembly, controlled by Jayalalithaa's AIADMK party, has passed a resolution calling for a trial against Sri Lankan leaders accused of committing "war crimes" in the war against the Tamil Tigers.

She has called for international sanctions against Sri Lanka.

Rajapaksa said: "This (resolutions) must be for her to gain political advantage... It is not reasonable because ... we are Sri Lankans. We are more worried about our citizens than anyone else.

"This (resolution and statements by Jayalalithaa) is without knowing facts."



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